I've seen friends say they don't feel like Christmas at all, know of some that are having family struggles (don't we all), custody battles - where will the kids spend Christmas, recent separations & stress over holiday confrontations or alienation... a couple of girlfriend lost their moms this year and are struggling with the first Christmas without - makes me glad mine is still here & cooking all the veggies - :). At the same time I see & feel their sadness - one friend can't even speak to me about it - we both TEAR up instantly.. she has a huge family & will survive the holiday I'm confident. How about those with a small or no family.. do you think Christmas is a happy time for all, hardly.
Then there is the stress of Christmas spending, I'm seeing that almost everywhere - this thing about giving people money - what's Christmas going to come to? A banking holiday? Not sure what to get someone for fear they won't like it, having too many you feel you should buy for, I read the chance of a heart attack of the holidays increaser quite a bit- is it the food? The excess booze? The stress? Shovelling snow is often a factory btw.. take care.
This year has been incredibly stressful, I try to pretend it's not- yet I'm having difficulty even leaving my home (my trust in humans is not what it was) & throw in Trump to the list- I'm positive that orange ape is responsible for an increase in Christmas depression around the globe.
When I look at the effect the toll of stress has had on my own physical body just since the summer - my one side has completely covered in psoriasis that wakes me from pain at night & the scabs on my back and down my right leg to the bottom of my feet - I'm concerned it's got out of control... So, NO - the last thing I'm going to 'let' stress me is Christmas. Tis the season - it can be very overwhelming for adults & children & pets - I don't know about you but I'd like to encourage all of you who are feeling blue, sad, depressed - - embrace it & say FUCK IT! It's just a holiday, just another day - if you're focusing on Jesus- awesome- as that is the reason for the season.. Jesus knows so don't sweat it- if you can pour yourself a cup of medicated tea or a glass of nice wine.. roll a joint & climb in a warm tub like this sweet little ginger & slide in and RELAX ('Im about to do this now) it will be a great start to melting holiday stress... warm jimmies, movie on Netflix , medicate popcorn sprinkled with cinnamon... GIVE yourself a BREAK & Fuck it.
With TLC & THC